April 9, 2008
That’s what we’ve been busy doing at Loopy Central all week long. The cases of yarn come in and the boxes of yarn go out. Oh, but such fun things keep coming in. Today I unpacked so many big boxes that have come in this week. (It was either that or build a fort, and The Elves were too busy packing orders to stop and play in a fort, so I just unpacked them instead. The boxes. Not The Elves.) What was in there? Yarn Nerd, Lime & Violet, Duets, Loopy Legends, Zen String Lace, Farmhouse, Fleece Artist 2/6, Cherry Tree Hill, Panda Cotton, Numma Numma, Araucania, Schaefer Anne and Heather, and Lawre’s Laine bags and Needlebooks. Now I’d just like to sit down and knit some of this fun new stuff up. (Photo of Zoe and Gracie in the window because they’re disappointed that I’m never home any more – they just watch me come and go. But don’t let them fool you. They each get to visit Loopy Central every week.)
Did you catch the Sneak Up this week? (Silly question. Of course you did, because you’ve kept us busy all week long!) Here’s what’s new – check out the photos. We added in Spindle City Yarns, Creatively Dyed Luxury Yarn, The Sanguine Gryphon, Patterns from Knitspot, Knitting Pure & Simple, Cookie A and Gardiner Yarn Works, Hand Maiden Sea Silk, Fleece Artist Sea Wool, Hand Maiden Casbah (this batch was particularly wonderful this time), Fleece Artist Somoko, Farmhouse, Zen String, bellamoden, Perchance to Knit, Claudia Hand Painted Lace, Schaefer Heather, Anne and Lola (we had them dye up some special semi-solids for us this time), Yarn Love Scarlett O’Hara, Mountain Colors Bearfoot (also some great semi-solids) and some various knitting gadgets. More than 12 pages of “What’s New” this week. That was fun!
Here’s my DC KAL sweater-in-progress. It’s out of Cloud Jungle and the photo doesn’t show how pretty that color is – wonderful shades of greens and grays. I’ll get a better photo of it when it’s done. It’s a super easy sweater (no seams – yay!) and if one had more time to knit, one could get it done pretty quickly. Or, you can just do a few rows here and there like I do, and make a bit slower progress. I’m so anxious to be done with it and wearing it. I think it will probably get done just in time for warm weather. FPS. If you haven’t joined us KAL-ing yet, please do! People are knitting many different sweater patterns with their DC Classy and it has been fun to see the different styles and colors knit up. We’ll have more Classy in stock by the end of the month (as well as the rest of our April DC orders in Baby and Smooshy). I have to decide what my next sweater color will be. I have seen several that I put on my “someday” list.
So many of you emailed to say that you had tried (and liked) the Mexican Calzones recipe from last week already. Did you see the comment pointing out that “calzones” is “underwear” in Spanish? I think that I will never be able to call that recipe anything but “Mexican Underwear”, from now on.